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Spots on TRD Pro Exhaust Tip

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Gatnos, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Apr 4, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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    Gatnos

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    Hello everyone,

    I noticed some spots on the black chrome tip of my TRD Pro exhaust. Scrubbing doesn't remove the spots. I tried chrome restorer but that didn't work either. Does anyone have any solutions?

    Images are before and after chrome restoration was applied.
    IMG_9104.jpg IMG_9105.jpg
     
  2. Apr 4, 2021 at 11:23 AM
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    Moon Landing

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    They appear to be acidic in nature. If they are? There's not a fix. Could be you went through something spilled on the road?
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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    Who knows. I'm the second owner - pretty sure they were there when I purchased.
     
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  4. Apr 4, 2021 at 1:29 PM
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    I've heard this could happen. I never care enough to look at mine :D
     
  5. Apr 4, 2021 at 1:42 PM
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    mac1usa

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    Try some Meguiars number 7mirror glaze Polish on there. Try the underside first where you have to be on your knees to see if it works.

    I have used this stuff on my boat on chrome cleats as an example. It took a few applications but worked.

    I know yours is black chrome but it might be worth a shot
     
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  6. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:56 AM
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    I would just paint it black. If you don’t like that option maybe see if Toyota handle the issue?
     
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  7. Apr 5, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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    Thank you, I'll give it a shot
     
  8. Apr 5, 2021 at 7:53 AM
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    I'd just replace the tip before I painted it. Just don't want to pay for it again.

    Since it's such a flashy option that Toyota actually considers it an upgrade, then I want it to look good :)
     
  9. Apr 5, 2021 at 7:57 AM
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    koukimonster

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    Yeah that unfortunately looks like corrosion of some sort. If Mother's metal polish doesn't work, which I kinda doubt would, I'd say there is no repairing it. I think this is a common issue on the Toyota "chrome" exhaust tips.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:05 PM
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    Does look like some kind of corrosion, but I would try and hit it with some Krud Kutter. That stuff takes any grime off safely.
     
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  11. Apr 5, 2021 at 5:50 PM
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    Mine had those before I traded that shitty sounding exhaust for a stock one.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    Ha, prob picked up 20 HP again too!!!
     
  13. Apr 5, 2021 at 5:56 PM
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    Definitely didn't lose 20HP.
     

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